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Poster: TOOTMO Date: May 17, 2011 2:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Does this surprise anyone else? (former living dead members)

That I am, Smithie.
I have spent the day immersed in Rolling Stones bootlegs. Some guy, kg441 (to be exact,) has uploaded a pile of 'em. Not little one-song videos with a picture of the Glimmer Twins but the whole-show audio. A cornucopia of shows from 69 onward with a healthy serving of Mick Taylor.

Now that I think about it, it was a forumite's post, Nasty Habits, that got me started this morning—WOW! that seems like two days ago.

Anyway, I am well, Senor Rob. Thank you for asking.

TOOTMO

P.s. I have made it to 1975 L.A. Forum
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_X6vmsX6zY&;feature=related
(Skip the opening "Honky Tonk W")
Diamondhead, were you at this show?

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: May 17, 2011 5:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Does this surprise anyone else? (former living dead members)

Heck if I can remember - I turned 65 yesterday. I did see the Stones at the Forum - Steve Wonder opened for them. He wasn't little anymore. That's all I remember and I'm sticking to it. Is that this year?

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Poster: TOOTMO Date: May 18, 2011 7:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Does this surprise anyone else? (former living dead members)

Stevie Wonder opened for the Stones on the 72 tour, Exile. Here's Gimme Shelter from that tour in Phila.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btyhKUvAaZU&;feature=related

For you youngins who grew up in the 80's and on, despite what MTV insisted, "Waiting on a Friend" was not what made the Rolling Stones what they were—think of it as their Samba in the Rain. (And that godawful video from "I Know It's Only Rock n Roll" where they are dressed like gay sailors and cavorting in bubbles...just defies analogy.)

I think the Stones, like the goGD, had to be listened to/seen live to be appreciated. I find most Stones albums one notch above the Carpenters in punch. But, you listen to the rhythmn section live, and Mick Taylor's screaming leads, well, it's like a different band.


TOOTMO